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Bogalusa, LA 70427
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What is Bogalusa Strong?

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What is Bogalusa Strong?

Bogalusa Strong is a collaborative partnership of community members, leaders, businesses and organizations working together to improve our quality of life by promoting physical, social, and environmental health where we live, learn, work, pray and play.  Bogalusa Strong is supported by the Mayor, the Mayor’s Wellness Council, Our Lady of Angels Hospital, LSU AgCenter, the Louisiana Department of Health Well-Ahead Louisiana and community members.

Bogalusa and Washington Parish health determinants are some of the highest in the state. Out of 64 parishes, Washington Parish ranks 58th in health outcomes, 61rd in length of life, 55th in quality of life and 35th in obesity relating to chronic disease deaths. We desire for our community to be one where individuals and families are physically and emotionally well, have lower rates of diabetes and other health concerns related to poor diets and lack of activity and live healthy long lives. Working to move our community forward is essential to our social and economic well-being. Through these efforts we envision creating a healthier community together where all people thrive by empowering people to create healthy environments and lead healthy lives.

Bogalusa Strong

Vision:  Creating a healthier community together where all people thrive 

Mission: Empowering people to create healthy environments and lead healthy lives 

Purpose: To improve the quality of life in our local community by removing barriers to good health and by promoting physical, emotional and environmental health where we live, learn, work, pray and play.

Focus Areas:  Behavioral & Emotional Health; Healthy Places: School & Early Childhood, Businesses/Workplaces, Senior Services, Churches (Health Ministers), Environments; Healthy Eating; Get Moving, Be Healthy; Breaking Barrier to Good Health

If you are passionate and care about our community, please contact us to learn more about our over 30 community projects: 

  • Parks Alive-Neighborhood Park Revitalization
  • Bogalusa Helping Hands Homeless Committee
  • Cutt’n The Pressure (Barbershop Blood Pressure Screenings)
  • Cancer Survivorship Support Group Activities
  • Congregational Wellness Initiative-(Church Health Minister/Wellness Committees)
  • Weekend Backpack for Kids Food Program
  • Wise Woman Ambassadors-Heart Health
  • Bogalusa Unity Initiative
  • Improve Environment-Eliminate Physical Blight
  • Buckle Me Up-Child Safety Initiative
  • WellSpot Designations
  • Eldercize Senior Exercise Program
  • City of Bogalusa Bike Path
  • Family Bike Nights
  • Playground & Exercise Stencil Project
  • Community Walking Clubs
  • Bike Restoration Project
  • Annual Mayor’s Walk
  • Walk With A Doc Program
  • Community Resource Guide
  • Bereavement Support Groups
  • Promote Washington Parish Detox Center
  • PALS (Parents of Addicted Loved Ones) Support Group
  • Children of Addiction Support Group
  • Operation Angel Community Promotion
  • Mental Health Service for Seniors
  • Community Announcement System
  • Washington Parish Opioid Consortium
  • Faithful Families-Faith Based Program
  • Healthy Check-Outs for Local Stores
  • Neighborhood-Schools Community Garden Projects
  • City and Cancer Survivor’s Community Garden Projects
  • City-Wide Weight Loss Campaign
  • Independence from Tobacco City-Wide Campaign
  • Teen Pregnancy

All community members, community organizations, churches and local businesses are welcomed to join our mission at our next community meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12:00 pm located at the Bogalusa Country Club.  To learn more about these projects and Bogalusa Strong, please cContact Derek Covert at derek.covert@fmolhs.org or call 985-730-6707.